Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Ark.

This museum, opened in 2011 and tucked away on 120 acres, springs from founder and art patron Alice Walton of Wal-Mart fame and fortune, who spent millions of dollars on the building with millions more designated for art acquisitions. The collection, which spans five centuries of American art, has something for all tastes, whether it's Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington" or Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton." The museum has recently acquired three more Warhols: the black-and-white "Coca-Cola [3]," an untitled work created by the artist while a student and a series of Polaroids. Upcoming: "The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism," a touring blockbuster organized by New York's Museum of Modern Art, is on view March 15-July 7. Info: <a href="http://www.crystalbridges.org">www.crystalbridges.org</a>

( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )

This museum, opened in 2011 and tucked away on 120 acres, springs from founder and art patron Alice Walton of Wal-Mart fame and fortune, who spent millions of dollars on the building with millions more designated for art acquisitions. The collection, which spans five centuries of American art, has something for all tastes, whether it's Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington" or Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton." The museum has recently acquired three more Warhols: the black-and-white "Coca-Cola [3]," an untitled work created by the artist while a student and a series of Polaroids. Upcoming: "The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism," a touring blockbuster organized by New York's Museum of Modern Art, is on view March 15-July 7. Info: www.crystalbridges.org

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